PGA Catalunya Resort
PGA Catalunya Resort Stadium the site to the 2002, 2009 and 2014 Spanish Open, as well as the current host of the European Tour’s Qualifying School Finale, the Stan Eby, Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo-designed Stadium Course reveals a breathtaking, sweeping layout lined by pine, bent cork and oak woods, with dramatic views across the Pyrenees. The Resort is amongst the finest anywhere in continental Europe and with two outstanding golf courses to boot has become one of the very most popular also.
The Stadium Course
This magnificent and impressive golf course has considered among the top ten golf courses in Europe since it debuted in 1999 and was recently ranked 77th in the world, 3rd in mainland Europe and the very finest and top-ranked in Spain. As the venue for multiple PGA European Circuit tournaments, it is also regularly selected and also heavily praised by professionals and amateurs alike.
Be cautioned, nevertheless, the elegance of the course will divert your attention from the many hazards waiting to do serious harm to your scorecard. It makes no compromises with its trees pushing into fairways, strategically built bunkers, and lakes that come into play on no less than seven of the toughest holes. This is a quality that manages to keep golfers coming back time and again to challenge themselves. It’s unusual to have that many unforgettable holes on one course, and considering the many ups and downs, the tees are all elevated with very little fairways that are played uphill. The spectacular 6th hole dogleg is one of them and deserves nothing less than a driver and complete dedication.
The Tour Course
PGA Catalunya Resort Stadium Tour Course offers golfers daunted by the degree of precision demanded by the Stadium Course the chance to showcase their skills on a par 72 course set between lakes and a plentiful amount of pine trees.
The Tour Course, a little shorter and more forgiving than the Stadium Course, and is another Ángel Gallardo and Neil Coles creation designed to challenge players of all categories. Most of the holes on this championship layout have wide fairways and bunkers strategically positioned around the greens, where less-than-perfect shots are not usually severely penalised.
Players that enjoy taking risks are rewarded here, particularly in the par-5 holes. In order to achieve full satisfaction, this special course allows players to use both their skills and a wide variety of clubs. The challenges stem from its status as a resident of the PGA European Tour Qualifying School.
A serious contender for the best golf resort in Spain, PGA Catalunya Resort is one of the most popular golf resorts in Europe. Like Cheese and Biscuits, a couple of items pair as well as 5-star luxury accommodation and world-class golf courses, you’ll find plenty of both at PGA Catalunya.